Plattekill Preserve Falls

Arkville, New York 12406

Plattekill Preserve Falls

Plattekill Preserve Falls Professional Review and Guide

"A glorious horsetail falls pours into the bottom of a hidden gorge.

Somehow this 208-acre preserve managed to retain its natural state through centuries of timber production and bluestone mining in the surrounding Catskill Mountain region—and for this, hikers everywhere should be grateful. Enlightened members of the Griswold family deeded Platte Clove Preserve to the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development back in 1975, and since then the center’s staff and volunteers have worked to keep this gem open to the public for limited use.

You are welcome to hike here, but mountain bikes and horses are strictly prohibited. Once you see the rocky, steeply pitched path to the falls, these rules will make a great deal of sense."

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Trail Information

Arkville
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
0.6
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
40 minutes
Duration
Year-round
Season
Waterfalls
Features
The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development, Rt. 28, Arkville 12406; (845) 586-2611; www.catskillcenter.org.
Local Contacts
DeLorme: New York State Atlas & Gazetteer, page 97
Local Maps